Posts Tagged ‘Iraq-Saudi’
15 June 2001
In a further sign of deteriorating relations with neighboring Iraq, Saudi Arabia has confiscated an Iraqi-built crude oil pipeline that runs across the Kingdom to the Red Sea port of Muajjiz. The $2 billion IPSA line has been closed for nearly 11 years. The move came two weeks after Saudi Arabia complained to the UN that Iraqi troops had been attacking Saudi border guards since March.
Officials in Riyadh admit that the seizure was politically motivated, in retaliation for Iraq’s military moves. A Saudi letter to the …